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Vehicle crime 21430/19


I’d like to request data specific to the areas of Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Coventry, broken down individually for each.

During this time period:

01/04/2018 – 31/03/2019 

Specifically, I’d like to request data on how many crimes have been recorded with the codes/definitions of:

Code 45 – Theft from a vehicle

Code 48 – Theft or unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle

Code 126 – Interfering with a motor vehicle


Please find enclosed our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

The total crimes for Code 45; Code 48: Code 126 for the time period 01/04/2018 – 31/03/2019.

Offences Birmingham Coventry Wolverhampton Grand Total
THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE 8648 2138 2060 12846
THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE 4320 885 774 5979
INTERFERE WITH VEHICLE 1790 538 606 2934

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.



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